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When the Doctor Says ... II
Medical Lingo / Abbreviations
"Part II of what does the doctor mean when he says something."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What does the doctor mean when he says the patient has a "cord"?
A twisted spine
A blood clot in the vein
An intestinal obstruction
A kidney blockage (Calyceal Obstructive Renal Disease)
What does the doctor mean if the patient needs a "peg"?
An artificial leg
A stomach feeding tube
treatment for insulin reaction (Parenteral Emergency Glucose)
drug information (Pharmacy Education Guide)
What does the doctor mean if he says the patient needs to be "covered"?
Examined from head to toe
Treated with antibiotics
X-rays of the entire skeleton
Needs ice packs for heat stroke
If the doctor says the patient needs some "K", what does the patient need?
If the patient needs a "tube", what does the doctor mean?
An inflated inner tube to prevent bedsores
A catheter to drain the bladder
A television in the room
Access to the windpipe for assistance with breathing
The doctor says the patient needs a "port". What is he talking about?
A Portugese sweet wine
An orthopedic device: "Patient Operated Rotary Traction"
A bedside commode
A permanent intravenous line implanted under the skin
If the doctor says the patient needs "TPN", what is he asking for?
Destruction of kidney stones with sonar: "Traumatic Pneumatic Nephrolithotripsy"
A drug to be administered three times a day, including at bedtime.
Complete intravenous feeding of protein, carbohydrates, and fats: "Total Parenteral Nutrition"
hospice: "Terminal Patient Nursing"
The doctor says the patient is in "status". What is that?
Static; not breathing
Preparatory state for surgery
Continuous seizure activity
He is able to make his own medical decisions
If the patient has a "triple A", what does the doctor indicate he has?
Good car insurance
An "Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm"
Loss of memory: "Acute Adult Amnesia" episode
Shoulder surgery: "Alloscopic Acromial Arthroplasty"
The doctor says a patient needs a "stent". Which of these could he be referring to?
All of these
A device to relieve obstruction in the flow of urine
A device to relieve blockage in heart vessels
A device to reverse obstruction of the esphagus to allow food into the stomach
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